Back on the 11th September, I watched the rehearsed reading and Q&A with the actors of ‘Long After Tonight Is All Over’ written by playwright, Mick Martin. Mick is one of our associate artists here at The Old Courts and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with him on this project so far.

Mick approached us in 2018 with an idea about writing a follow up play to his smash hit stage play ‘Once Upon A Time in Wigan’ which celebrated the world-famous Northern Soul nights of the 70’s. We supported him through the bid writing stage and provided support with Mick’s research and rehearsals.

We have thoroughly enjoyed hosting Mick and the project at The Old Courts these past few months and It was great to be at the scratch performance/ reading of the play, I loved the story and thought the characters were really intriguing.

Overall I feel that Mick has done a stellar job thus far. The script was gripping and really funny in parts. I felt the show was really accessible for the people of Wigan and I’m really looking forward to the next stage of development for this project as I think it will make a really sterling show when it is fully developed.

Keep your eyes peeled for further announcements and follow Mick Martin on Twitter for updates: @MickseyM